Trial Judge Publishes Opinion With “Inflammatory” Criticism of Higher Court — Higher Court Finds Judge to Be in Criminal Contempt

That’s what happened in In re Kendall (V.I. Oct. 12, 2011); here’s the offending opinion by the trial judge. The criminal contempt finding is also partly based on the trial judge’s decision to recuse himself from the case, which the higher court said was based on the judge’s desire to avoid following the higher court’s orders rather than on a genuine sense that he had some bias that would justify recusal. The sentencing hearing will come later.

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